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Vice President Mike Pence lands in San Diego on trip through California

Posted at 5:04 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 02:16:35-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Vice President Mike Pence landed in San Diego Wednesday night as part of his trip through California.

This is part of a three-day swing through California and Texas to visit constituents, military bases and immigrant detention centers.

Pence was in Lemoore, California, south of Fresno, earlier Wednesday, attending a fundraiser and speaking to farmers. He spoke about supporting the families and neighbors affected by the Ridgecrest earthquakes and saying farmers need their voices heard.

Pence is expected to visit U.S. Naval Amphibious Base Coronado on Thursday. While at the base, Pence is also expected to tour the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro, which is normally homeported in Kodiak, Alaska, and is tasked with seizing drugs in international waters. He will speak on the ship.

While in San Diego, Pence will also attend a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign. The time and location are being kept under wraps.

Although Pence has not visited San Diego County in an official capacity since taking office in January 2017, he traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, located about 100 miles east of San Diego in Imperial County, in April 2018 to discuss immigration policy and view renovated areas of border fencing.

"We're thrilled to have the vice president in town,'' said Tony Krvaric, chairman of the Republic Party of San Diego County.

"The Trump-Pence administration has provided more support and respect for our military service members than the previous administration and it's much appreciated.''

Political Analyst John Dadian said this trip isn't just for the President, "we assume that he's going to run for President in 2024 so all of these contacts he's making throughout the country, even here in California are going to help him in his personal future."

On Friday, Pence plans to visit the Donna immigrant detention facility in McAllen, Texas.